IT companies in India back to hiring in numbers

IT companies in India back to hiring in numbers

Summary: Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Accenture and Cognizant have started hiring students from across the campuses revising their hiring guidances.

TOPICS: CXO, IT Employment

Back in 2009 when IT companies were trying to brave the effects of recession in the US, graduate hiring in India came across a speed breaker. IT companies have been the biggest employers for engineering graduates who were being hired in bulk up until the recession effects were being felt. Come 2009, those hired weren’t sent their joining letters and students passing out in 2009-2010 found it difficult to get employment.

Based on news coming from the various IT companies, they are back to hiring from campuses. Here’s a list of what the hiring plans for some of the IT companies are:


20,000 graduates from approximately 1,100 colleges have been sent joining letters. Infosys seems to have revised their hiring guidance from 36,000 to 40,000 for the second quarter of 2010-2011, at starting salary ranging from 3.1 to 3.5 lacs INR. According to a research, the attrition rate at Infosys has gone down.


Like Infosys, TCS also revised their hiring target from 30,000 to 50,000 individuals. In a separate news story, TCS planned to hire Computer Science PhD students from IITs without interviewing them. This move was expected to encourage students to opt for the PhD program.

Astonishing numbers of over 1,000 students being hired from  the SRM University in Chennai (1,091) and 1,359 from the Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) University in Tamil Nadu.


Girish Paranjpe of Wipro during an interview said that Wipro plans to hire 7,500 fresh graduates from campuses. These would include both engineering and non engineering students. Along with new hires, current employees might see salary rise.

Cognizant and Accenture

The other two notable names have both hired more than 1,000 students each. From Amity University in Noida, Accenture has offered jobs to 1,309 students while Cognizant went for 1,643 students at the Vellore Institute of Technology.

Topics: CXO, IT Employment

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  • RE: IT companies in India back to hiring in numbers

    All this is great news however I fear two things :

    1) the global markets are not doing great and are cutting their size and offshoring jobs to India..what will happen when they further want to do cost cutting, will India also see a cut in head count say after 7-8 months - which could be for two reasons again - companies will like to go to a way cheaper off shore region or company not doing well.

    2) All these hires are great but how will the hires be managed, trained, made a part of the company culture - When will see some quality work happening in this field....ii find the new recruits always on a look out for another opportunity that pays them more - i do not think corporates are also doing enough to retain their people....pretty chaotic in my opinion.
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    Is Syntel is a good one or bad company..please let me know
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      See Mr. Aravind . . .
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    • RE: IT companies in India back to hiring in numbers

      Syntel in MNC CMM level 5 company.its not a small company and Syntel is famous for its lots of Onsite opportunities
  • RE: IT companies in India back to hiring in numbers

    Ever since we migrated away from Off-Shore support, things have gotten much, much better.
  • RE: Is Syntel is a good one or bad company..

    Syntel in MNC CMM level 5 company.its not a small company and Syntel is famous for its lots of Onsite opportunities
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    Birlasoft is good or Bad.It has 2 years bond.and onsite offers?
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  • RE: IT companies in India back to hiring in numbers

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